Backup Camera Installation: Easy Backup Camera Install

You can pay for your backup camera installation and that’s okay.  A lot of people get their backupBackup Camera Installation: Rear View Safety RVS-770613 Monitor View cameras professionally installed and probably for the average vehicle owner, that’s the best for them.  On the other hand, if you’re handy at all with simple car wiring and installation, a DIY backup camera installation might be the way to go.

There are basically two general types of DIY installation; wired and wireless.  If you bought a wireless backup camera system and are expecting that there will be no wires to install, you will be in for a surprise.  They do have wires and you will have to connect the camera to your electrical system.  The good news is that a wireless backup camera system requires minimal wiring that is perfect for a DIY backup camera installation.

 

 

 

 

The way you display the camera’s view can be drastically different from system to system.  You will find that there are standalone monitors which can range in size from a small less than 3 inches to 7 inches or larger.  There are also replacement mirrors with built-in rear view mirror camera monitors, there are built-in installations that allows you to mimic factory installations, and there are clip-on mirrors with built-in monitors.  You will have to decide what works for you and how custom you want to get.

 

Backup Camera Installation

Backup Camera Installation: Yada Digital Wireless Backup Camera Monitor ViewThe only real difference between a wired system and a wireless rear view camera system is that the wired system uses video cables that run from the camera to the video monitor inside your vehicle.  A wireless car backup camera system replaces the cables with a wireless video transmitter on the camera and a wireless video receiver either built-in to the monitor or in a separate box.

There is a difference in performance between the two types of car cameras.  We don’t generally recommend a wireless backup camera system because of problems with outside interference in the signal transmitted from the transmitter to the receiver.  The interference can be significant and particularly for long distances between the transmitter and receiver.  Large SUVs, trucks, and RVs may all experience more interference than smaller vehicles with less distance for the signal to travel.

The way around that is to use a wired automotive backup camera system which doesn’t have the same problems with interference and should produce about the same strong video signal using the same cables no matter how great the distance between the camera and monitor.

The biggest problem with wired reverse cameras is routing the video cables through the vehicle.  That can be an easy task or a very difficult task depending on the vehicle and how important it is for you to hide the cables from view.

 

 









 

 

Both wired and wireless rear camera systems require you to provide power to the backup camera, so in each case you will need to create a connection between the camera and your vehicle’s electrical system usually near the location of the camera.

Wired Backup Camera Installation

We will start off with wired systems because they require the most “wiring” and the camera wiring is basically the same for both types of systems.

We have included two videos below that both show how to install a couple of the most popular wired backup camera systems.  You can use these videos as a step-by-step tutorial to install most wired camera systems.

 

 

 

 

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Wireless Backup Camera Installation

Backup Camera Installation: Peak PKC0RG Wireless Backup Camera Mirror ViewMany vehicle owners buy wireless backup camera systems for DIY installations thinking that it will be less expensive and much easier than a wired system; and in general they’re right.  Unfortunately, they don’t bargain on having to wire the camera into their backup light system so that it operates properly.  Many end up going to a local auto electrics store to have it installed or worse, shelve the project and the camera.

The problem lies in the fact that you have to run the electrical wires on the camera into your vehicle so that they can connect with the backup light wires.  That is so that the camera comes on automatically when you shift into reverse and the camera doesn’t stay on all the time.  A reverse camera that stays on all the time can be a real distraction and safety hazard.

Since many backup cameras install over the license plate bracket you may be able to simply use the same wire path that the license plate lights use to avoid drilling any holes.  Once the wires are inside the vehicle, it is usually a simple matter to connect them to the backup lights.

We have included three videos below that both show how to install a few of the most popular wireless backup camera systems.  You can use these videos as a step-by-step tutorial to install most wireless backup camera systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backup Camera Installation : Wireless Backup Camera Comparison Chart

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TitlePeak PKC0BU4 (4.3'') Wireless Back-up Camera KitPeak PKC0BU7 (7'') Wireless Back-up Camera KitRear View Safety 7" LCD Color Backup Camera System with AudioPyle PLCM7500 7-Inch Window Suction Mount TFT/LCD Video Monitor with Universal Mount Rearview Backup Camera and Distance Scale LineYada Digital Wireless Backup Camera with 4.3" Dash Monitor
FeatureWireless back up camera kit
4.3 inch color monitor
Easy to install system
License plate mounted camera
Comes complete with all components
Wireless back up camera kit
7.0 inches color monitor included
Easy to install system
License plate mounted camera
Audio/video input jack to act as a DVD or video game monitor
Commercial grade - weather & shock resistant
7" THIN COLOR LCD monitor - Mirror image capability
3 channel multiplexer which allows you to add 2 additional cameras
130° ccd camera with 18 infra-red illuminators night vision
Automatic system switch - Microphone - See & Hear whats behind you
Monitor: - High resolution - License plate mount back up rearview color camera - Total pixels: 656 x 492 - Low light capable
7'' TFT-LCD monitor - Wireless remote control - Black zinc aluminum die cast chrome - Resolution: 420 TV lines - Power supply: DC12V
With window mount bracket - Two video inputs - Distance scale line - Viewing angle: 170 degree - 17 foot male to male RCA video cable
16:9 wide screen - Power supply: DC12V - True color reproduction - Auto white balance - Dimension: 10''W x 1.3''H x 1.26''D
Pal/Ntsc system - Dimension: 7.60''W x 5.24''H x 0.98''DCamera: - Low luc performance of 0.2 lux night vision - Water proof, fog resistant
The Backup Camera is easy to install over the license plate, includes night vision, and is waterproof with an IP67 rating
The 4.3" LCD Monitor clearly shows the live picture from the back of the car, and comes with a suction cup mount for easy placement
Designed specifically to help reduce blind spots
Sharp picture with parking assistant
ModelPKC0BU4PKC0BU7RVS-770613PLCM7500BT53328M-1
Price$76.44$80.00$219.99Too Low to Display$124.87
WarrantyOne year limitedIf during the 1 year warranty period your new product is found to be defective, Winplus North America will repair such defect, or replace the product, without charge for parts or labor subject to the following conditions:1. All repairs must be performed by Winplus North America.2. All warranty claims must be accompanied by a copy of the sales receipt or bill of sale.3. The equipment must not have been altered or damaged through negligence, accident, improper operation, or failure to follow the product instructions for installation, use, or care. 4. The replacement of parts is excluded from the warranty when replacement is necessary due to normal wear and tear.5. Repair or replacement parts supplied by Winplus North America under this warranty are protected only for the unexpired portion of the original warranty.6. This is a "repair or replace" warranty only, and does not cover the costs incurred for the installation, removal or reinstallation of the product, or damage to any mobile phone device or vehicle.
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Backup Camera Installation: Wired Backup Camera Comparison Chart

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TitlePyle PLCM7700 7-Inch Window Suction Mount LCD Video Monitor with Universal Mount Rearview, Backup Color Camera and Distance Scale LinesPyle PLCM44 Back-Up Rearview License Plate Camera System Kit with 4.3-Inch Color Monitor and Distance Scale LinesRearview Backup Camera System Complete with 7-inch Color Monitor, Weather Proof Camera, 65-ft Harness.Generic 5 Inch Rearview Parking HD Monitor with Night vision wired Camera ,car mount kit, 12-24VTadibrothers 7 Inch Monitor and a 120 Degree Mounted RV Backup Camera (RV Backup System)Rear View Safety 7" LCD Color Backup Camera System with Audio
Feature7'' TFT-LCD monitor - High resolution - Camera: - 17 foot male to male RCA video cable - IP rating: 68; lens angle: 170'
Universal stand Bracket included - Wireless remote control - Universal mount - Image sensors: 580x540 - Auto image adjustment
Window suction mount - Two video inputs - Backup CMD camera 1/3'' - Total pixels: 580x540 - Video output: 1.0Vpp-75Ohm
16:9 wide screen - Power supply: DC12V - Water proof/Night vision - Resolution: 420 TV lines - Power supply: DC12V
PAL/NTSC system - Dimension: 7.60''W x 5.24''H x 0.98''D - Distance scale line camera - Min. illumination: 1.0 lux - Dimension: 0.67''W x 0.67''H x 0.9L
Mini Dual Mount Camera (Flush/Universal Bracket) - Video Sense Input: Automatic Power On
4.3" LCD Color Monitor with Built-in Distance Scale Lines - 420 Horizontal Line Resolution
Marine Grade IP68 Waterproof & Fog-Proof Camera - Auto White Balance - Contrast: 350:1
Video Color System: NTSC / PAL - Viewing Angle: 170 Degree - Video Output: 1.0V PP-75 Ohm
Power Supply: DC12V - Reverse Camera Priority for Signal Sense - Low Lux
7" full-color LCD Monitor Provides Clear, Sharp Display in Day or Night conditions.
115° CCD Camera with 18 Infra-red LEDs to Illuminate the Camera's View for Crisp Night Vision.
Audio System Allows Driver to See and Hear Whats Behind Them
Weather, Shock and Vibration Resistant
One Year Warranty (STSK7665)
Complete rear view parking system kit
12-24V Power Input
5 inch HD color LCD monitor
Automatic night vision for use at any time
Weatherproof
Wired Backup Camera with all cables needed
100% Weatherproof and shock resistant
Color LCD Monitor
NightVision
Easy to Install
Commercial grade - weather & shock resistant
7" THIN COLOR LCD monitor - Mirror image capability
3 channel multiplexer which allows you to add 2 additional cameras
130° ccd camera with 18 infra-red illuminators night vision
Automatic system switch - Microphone - See & Hear whats behind you
ListPrice$219.99$52.99$299.99$.$.$249.99
ModelPLCM7700PLCM44STSK7665RVS-770613
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Comments
  1. Doyle

    Can a YADA, 4.3 inch back up camera be wired to stay on all the time ,if I wire it to the running lights circuit. I have a small enclosed panel van that I use for my business.Have blind side mirrors on my reg.mirrors,with rear view mirror.I can see pretty good,but I
    could use camera as added help to change lanes.Smart cars already have that capability,
    why can’t I? But Smart cars have 3 camera’s,left,right,rear with split screen compared to 1
    camera at 110 degrees angle.

    • Mark Ridgeway

      Hi, yes, any backup camera can be wired to stay on all the time. You would just wire it to other wires besides those that power the backup lights. You shouldn’t do it without checking your local laws however, which may prevent you from doing that. The reason that it is connected to the backup power is so that it doesn’t distract the driver when driving normally. Many backup camera video displays also have inputs for other sources which means you could use it to show videos which would be another potential distraction that the authorities are trying to avoid. I hope that helps! -Mark

  2. Dennis Orr

    I have a wired 4.3″ monitor yada colored backup installed on my car. I would like to replace the 4.3″ monitor with a 7″ monitor. Is this possible, and where could I buy the 7″ monitor?

    • Mark Ridgeway

      Dennis, it’s definitely possible. Something to look out for is whether the camera will produce good enough resolution to support 7 inches. If not, you may be disappointed with the image. It’s difficult to say what the minimum camera resolution would be to support 7 inches, so probably the best thing would be to buy a display and test it. Here are a couple on Amazon you can try. http://amzn.to/1PpIbXD and http://amzn.to/1PpIbXD You can also check
      Amazon for yourself. I hope that helps. -Mark

  3. tsttrucksystem

    Fantastic Post! Really appreciate your sharing.

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